Process control parameters

@PROCESS_CONTROL_DEFINITION {
@UNIT_SYSTEM {UnitSystem}
@DEBUG_PRINT_FLAG {DebugFlag}
@FINITE_ELEMENT_ANALYSIS {FemFlag}
@POST_PROCESSING_ANALYSIS {PstFlag}
@SIGNAL_PROCESSING_ANALYSIS {SpaFlag}
@MANUAL_PATH {ManualPath}
@FIGURES_PATH {FiguresPath}
@DESIGN_PARAMETERS_DEFINITION {
@SENSITIVITY_DERIVATIVE_TYPE {SenType}
@DESIGN_PARAMETER {
@PARAMETER_NAME {DesParName}
@PARAMETER_VALUE {DesParValue}
@SENSITIVITY_DERIVATIVE {YES}
}
@DESIGN_PARAMETER {
...
}
}
}

NOTES

  • The UnitSystem flag is used to determine the system of units to be used in the analysis.
  • The DebugFlag controls the amount of debug information printed in the output files. A typical value is DebugFlag = 3.
  • The execution of the phases of the analysis are controlled by three parameters, FemFlag, PstFlag, and SpaFlag.
  • The ManualPath string defines the complete path leading to this user's manual.
  • The FiguresPath string defines the complete path leading to the directory where all the figures created by the analysis will be stored.

Design parameters

The design parameters to be used in the model are defined here. Design parameters are used for two reasons:

  1. They enable the parametric definition of the input quantities of the model. Functions of the design parameters, defined by a specific syntax, can appear anywhere in the input file.
  2. Sensitivity derivatives with respect to those design parameters will be evaluated during the simulation.
  • If keyword @SENSITIVITY_DERIVATIVE_TYPE appears, sensitivity derivatives with respect to the design parameters will be evaluated during the simulation. This parameter can take the following values.

    1. If SenType = COMPLEX, sensitivity derivatives will be evaluated using the complex variable method.
    2. If SenType = ADJOINT, sensitivity derivatives will be evaluated using the adjoint method.
  • Each section introduced by keyword @DESIGN_PARAMETER_NAME defines a new design parameter for which the following attributes can be specified.
    1. DesParName defines the name of the design parameter.
    2. DesParValue defines the value of the design parameter.
    3. If keyword @SENSITIVITY_DERIVATIVE = YES, the sensitivity derivative with respect to this parameter will be evaluated. (Default value: NO)